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Oct 8th, 2014, 07:38 AM
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Itinerary 20 days

Dear Fodorities!!

I will travel next may to London to stay 20 full days and would like to travel around, if possible travel Iceland.

Could someone advice some itinerary?

I am planning 1 week in London and Around
1 week Ireland or Scotland
1 week Iceland

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Oct 8th, 2014, 08:02 AM
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1 week in London and Around
1 week Ireland or Scotland
1 week Iceland

well since you have done so much work so far perhaps you could advise a little about what you are interested in.
Hobbies, interests, age, gender, numbers, budgets??
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Oct 8th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Forums such as Fodors work better when you have specific questions. You need to do some research, read some guidebooks, search the web for information about your destinations. You can start at the Destinations link on the orange bar at the top left of this page. And, also on Fodors, search for previous threads about travel in these places.
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Oct 8th, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Tnks bilboburgler.

So, i am interested in nature, dive if possible, mid 30´s, just me and my wife, budget to stay in hostels, rent car if possible to save money and flights between countries.

Just have this information, now its time to read about each contry.

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Oct 8th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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A warning, Iceland doesn't do 'budget' accommodation. Check your budget per night against the cost of accommodation. It may come as a nasty shock.

When you say nature, do you have a specific interest - flowers, bird watching? That may determine where you want to go and what you want to see. Or by nature do you mean the countryside as opposed to towns and built up areas?

Is there anything else you want to do? Are you into museums, castles, stately homes, churches and cathedrals? Do you want to visit small towns and explore these or do you want to spend most of your time driving and admiring the scenery?

Get a good guide book with lots of pictures. DK Eye witness are the best and can be picked up cheaply on Amazon. Also, get some colour brochures from your local travel agent and have a look at the packaged holidays they do for England, Scotland, Ireland or Iceland. That will give you an idea of the must see places most tourists want to go to.
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Oct 8th, 2014, 10:11 AM
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Dive? You mean like underwater diving? Have you looked at the weather and water temps in the places you have on your list?
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Oct 8th, 2014, 11:02 AM
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Yeah, is it possible to dive, just saw some documentaries about dive in Iceland, of course that i will need use special clothes!!

So, i am interested in the scenery, castles, pubs and small villages!! travel around using a car, stop some places, sleep and drive again.

i Will check some guide books, take a look at pictures and places... a good idea to get some idea.

I think that Ireland and Iceland will be my choices, i just saw that departure tax in London is so expensive! ;-)

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Oct 8th, 2014, 11:10 AM
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The waters are pretty murcky and cold for diving, except areas where the water is physically more stable (see below)

I'd look at http://www.yha.org.uk/ in the UK
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ to get around (and certainly to get from London to Scotland. You might like York on the way north. Trains are cheaper if bought early

London will absorb 5 days, use the tube to get about (loads of money clever ways to use this. Search threads on here about it.)

Scotland, I'd do Edinburgh and Orkney (if you are going to dive anywhere it would be here but cold but the diving companies there are kitted out http://www.scapascuba.co.uk/) The German fleet is still partially there.

Iceland, is a big country with very few people in it with the Capital the only real city. I think costs, if you rent an appartment are very reasonable. You will love the spas. There are tours of the big three sites out of town, whale watching etc
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Oct 8th, 2014, 01:14 PM
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A warning, Iceland doesn't do 'budget' accommodation>

But there is an HI youth hostel in Reykyavik - not cheap but affordable in yes a very very expensive country.

Suggest dropping Iceland and doing it some other time - use your time more in the U.K.

You could check Icelandair or whatever they call the national airline of Iceland these days - stop-off in Reykyavik for a spell and then go onto the U.K. (if they have flights there from Iceland.
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Oct 8th, 2014, 03:15 PM
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20 days does not give you 3 one week stays like your OP lists.

1.5 days travel to London, 1 day travel home, . . . 1/2 a day after arrival acclimating/recovering from jet lag. You are down to 17 days. Then another 1/2 a day travel between each country. So a net of 16 days free. Just be sure to take that into account.
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Oct 9th, 2014, 04:30 AM
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Tnks..

In my 20 full days is not include flight time back and from home, in total i will have 23 days... i will have to take a look in flights between countries, tnks.

Accommodation is a little expensive but i will try to stay some day, if flight price helps me!!
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Oct 10th, 2014, 10:51 AM
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https://www.hihostels.com/hostels/026001>

Reykyavik youth hostel dorms at $21 - about the same as anywhere in Europe.
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Oct 10th, 2014, 12:48 PM
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http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed....ountry.Iceland

Plenty of affordable hostels in Iceland's capital at least and others I think all around.
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Oct 13th, 2014, 08:49 AM
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Tnks a lot...

Is it possible to travel the Ring Route in a week?
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Oct 13th, 2014, 01:23 PM
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Is it possible to travel the Ring Route in a week?>

If you want an answer to this better to start a new thread so folks will notice the content and question - here it is buried under a rather generic title and has sunk off the radar of most Fodorites by this time.

Me I have no idea.
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Oct 13th, 2014, 01:39 PM
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From discussions there, the whole ring route is a macho-kid thing. Boy-racers boast they have done it in a week, but did they see much, no.

We were there in mid summer, the sun never set, winter you get 4 hours dim light, choose wisely
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Oct 14th, 2014, 04:35 AM
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Tnks.. Sorry for ask about Iceland here!!

I will travel next May, so i think that will have good weather!
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Oct 14th, 2014, 04:42 AM
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of course you can ask about Iceland here, but you'd be better starting a new thread specifically for Iceland as you'll probably get more replies, or at least more replies from people who have been there. [click on my screen name if you want to see what we did in 10 days, which I reckon is the minimum you need to get round the whole island].
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Oct 14th, 2014, 07:15 AM
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It is possible to drive the ring road in Iceland in a week. Many people do, but to be honest it is a lot of driving and it can begin to get monotonous after several hours of driving across bare ice scraped rocks or the dark black sands of the sandur. Rather than trying to flog all the way round, base yourself in one or two centres for the week - say Reykjavík where you can do day tours and possibly Myvatn.

When in May are you planning to arrive in Iceland? The weather at the beginning of the month can still be cold and you may still get snow. Roads like the road to Detifoss are not usually open until the middle of the month or even later if it is a cold wet spring. The holiday period begins
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Oct 15th, 2014, 10:08 AM
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I will arrive UK May 2 and stay until May 24, so i can travel to Iceland in first week of May or leave to travel around May 16/17 to stay until my flight back home (may 23 or 24).

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